This attractive shrub is semi-evergreen and low growing that needs a sheltered site. The narrow leaves are variegated with a cream and pink edge showing off the pretty pale pink flowers which occur on the shrub in late summer. H: 60cm. Hardy -5.
Very attractive open spreading shrub with great late winter interest. Fragrant pale pink flowers in late winter and early spring before the leaves. Extremely rare in the wild (China and Korea) Fully hardy. Full sun and well drained soil with give the best performance. Slow-growing, so prune as little as possible. H:1.5m.
A really good white buddleia, producing numerous, fat, full white flower heads in high summer which will attract clouds of butterflies. Once established cut back hard in spring to ward off any tendency to woodiness and to encourage fresh stems in the summer that will bear flowers. Fully hardy. H:1-3m
Sun-loving and drought-resistant shrub from Australia,. Grown for its mauve 'bottle brush' flowers. Best in full sun, and poor, well drained soil, sheltered from cold northerly winds. In colder areas consider keeping in a pot and over-wintering in a cool glasshouse or conservatory. Hardy to at least 0C and probably -5C when slightly mature, gaining hardiness with age.. H:1-3m
An unusual shrub, endemic to eastern Australia, and grown for its very pretty cream to yellow 'bottle brush' flowers. Best in full sun, and poor, well drained soil, sheltered from cold northerly winds. In colder areas consider keeping in a pot and over-wintering in a cool glasshouse or conservatory. Hardy to at least 0C and probably -5C when slightly mature, gaining hardiness with age.. H:1-3m
This is a small evergreen tree or medium shrub with aromatic olive green, lance shaped leaves. Small pale yellow flower spikes are born in early summer. Plant in neutral to acid, moderately fertile soil in full sun. H:1m. Well drained soil.
Thorny shrub with glossy green leaves. Creamy-pink flowers emerge from pink buds in spring on older wood, followed by large yellow-flushed red fruit in late summer - perfect for jelly-making. Fully hardy and equally content in full sun or even quite pronounced shade. Trim back to shape after flowering but avoid heavy pruning if possible. H:1-2m.
Spreading deciduous shrub with spiny branches and glossy dark green leaves. Dark pink cup shaped flowers develop in early spring on bare stems. In late summer, large yellow fruits develop that can be used to make very tasty jelly, much like the Cydonia quince. Fully hardy. Very tolerant but prefers well-drained, fertile and moisture-retentive soil in sun or light shade. AGM
Vigorous deciduous shrub with lance shaped glossy green leaves. Pendent fragrant sulphur-yellow flowers are produced on bare shoots in winter. Fully Hardy. Will do best in reasonably well drained soil and in full sun. H:2m+
A most elegant and rare shrub , potentially a small tree, from the Far East, bearing massses delicate sprays of fragrant white flowers in early summer. Fringe trees grow best in quite sheltered positions on reliably moist an reasonably rich soil, so improve with well rotted garden compost before planting. Fully hardy.